Merton Allen - Fine Artist

Merton Allen

Lauderhill, FL - United States

 
 
 

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Merton Allen

Lauderhill, FL - United States

Merton Allen - Fine Artist

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About Merton Allen

I've been involved with photography since 1939, having been introduced to it at the 1939 New York City World's Fair. I began shooting, printing, enlarging photos since I was 10 years old. I started with an old Kodak box camera. I used springs, electrical contacts and rubberbands to rig up the box camera's shutter to synchronize it to a homemade flashbulb holder, so I could photograph babies and toddlers, for pay, in their homes. I saved my earnings to accumulate sufficient funds to purchased a Kodak 35mm camera outfit in 1944. I continued this 'business' through high school and into college.

Immediately after graduating from college I was sworn into the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a Lieutenant, serving on active duty for 2 years in the U.S., Japan, and Korea. After discharge from military service I worked for several large and small companies as a research and development Chemical Engineer and Manager. I hold 22 U.S. and foreign issued patents. I also started two companies of my own. My last company, InfoTeam Inc., published and provided technical information, reports, and subscription newsletters to scientists and engineers world-wide. I also wrote and edited a quartely high-end glossy photography newsletter, 'BRONICA IMAGES' distributed by GMI Photographic Inc., Farmingdale, NY., to all North American users of Bronica cameras and accessories.

During my professional engineering career, as hobbies, I was engaged in artistic-photography and artistic-painting using a variety of media. I switched to digital photography very early on, and now I digitally paint some of my photographs on a computer using Photoshop 7. Being retired, I am now able to spend considerable time satisfying my creative side through photography.

I have in my collection of photo-art over 500 artistic photographs and digitally painted photos that I have done. My work covers a myriad of subject matter, including: florals, landscapes, animals and wildlife, birds, travel and sites, edibles, abstracts, sunsets and sky, marine life, space photos, fractals, modern art, oriental art, and more. I also use my digital camera to photograph my own original paintings, as well as old chinese art copied from the Orient's major old museums, from as far back as 90 AD. I digitally print these ancient paintings onto hand-laid special papers that contain varied textured surfaces and inclusions of metal, natural and synthetic threads, and other interesting bits and pieces.

Please view my work. All are available for sale. All images are copyright Merton Allen. Under copyright law, they may not be reproduced, copied, edited, published, transmitted, downloaded, altered, displayed, or redistributed without my written permission.

Thank you for looking at my photographs.

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Mixed Hydrangea by Merton Allen

 

Modern Art - Floral in Blue by Merton Allen

 

Fancy Pigeon Macro-Portrait by Merton Allen

 

Tucked Away by Merton Allen

 

Water Buffalo and Feeding Calf by Merton Allen

 

White Dove by Merton Allen

 

Red Orchids by Merton Allen

 

Yellow Cone Flower No. 2 by Merton Allen

 

Yellow Cone Flower No. 1 by Merton Allen

 

Blooming Asters by Merton Allen

 

Orange Spotted Lilies by Merton Allen

 

Red Gladiolus Macro Photograph by Merton Allen

 

Bouquet of Lilies Poppy and Hydrangea by Merton Allen

 

Artistic Floral Arrangement by Merton Allen

 

Flowers - Fan Arrangement by Merton Allen

 

Robillini Palm in Bloom by Merton Allen

 

Texas Tumbleweed by Merton Allen

 

Yucca Cactus on the Arizona Desert by Merton Allen

 

Prickly Pear Cactus Fruit by Merton Allen

 

Barrel Cactus Fruit by Merton Allen

 

Rock Dome with Several Cactus Speciesa by Merton Allen

 

Arizona Butte with Indian Caves by Merton Allen

 

Entering Seguara National Forest Arizona by Merton Allen

 

In Seguara National Forest Arizona by Merton Allen

 

Beyond Seguara National Forest Arizona by Merton Allen

 

Lake Winnipisaki New Hampshire - Camping Site by Merton Allen

 

Golden Gate Bridge by Merton Allen

 

On Lake Powell Showing High-Water Mark by Merton Allen

 

On the 21Mile Road to the Bottom of the Grand Canyon by Merton Allen

 

Nature's Abstract - pond of Algae by Merton Allen

 

Stones and Algae on the Edge of the Colorado River by Merton Allen

 

Decorative Pond at DallasTexas Condo by Merton Allen

 

Beach Scene Painting - Through the Window by Merton Allen

 

Dam Good Place to Fish by Merton Allen

 

Saratoga Battlefield Monument by Merton Allen

 

Livestock Pens at Fort Worth Texas Cattle Auction by Merton Allen

 

Native Hawaiian Village by Merton Allen

 

Roadside Farmers Market - Davie Florida by Merton Allen

 

Repairing Old Truck on Route 66 by Merton Allen

 

Roadside Fruits Vegetables and Old Truck by Merton Allen

 

Mount Pele Martinique by Merton Allen

 

Street Vendor in Martinique by Merton Allen

 

Shanty Town Tijuana Mexico by Merton Allen

 

Large Barn Burning Down by Merton Allen

 

Indian Guides Pow Wow Lake George NY by Merton Allen

 

Momma-san and Pappa-san by Merton Allen

 

Antique Chinese Fine-Thread Art No. 2 by Merton Allen

 

Geisha Doll - Japanese Hand Made by Merton Allen

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